AA.MEDIA

Architectural Association
Media Studies


AA MEDIA is an experimental testing ground for exploring and interrogating the tools of the discipline – tools with which we speculate, manipulate and play; compute, control and test; communicate, seduce, and provoke.

Acting as both training camp and laboratory, it is a diverse, multidisciplinary program where unexpected collisions and obsessive attention to detail expose a rich seam of creative potential. Media Studies presents an opportunity to develop individual practice, where students hone their dexterity with established and progressive media, actively testing modes of production through focused acts of doing and making.



CONTACT:

Kate Davies
Head of Media Studies
Inigo Minns
Acting Department Head
Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Lab Coordinator

AA MEDIA
Architectural Association
School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

+44 (0)20 7887 4000

STUDIO

FIRST YEAR / Term 1

MS-CORE



ONE MINUTE ANIMATION

Joel Newman
Tues, 2-5pm, South Jury Room

In the four sessions you will make an animated gif and a 1500 frame (1 minute) animation with original soundtrack. The gif will focus on you, or elements of you, as the subject. For the animation, all methods of production will be considered, but Stop Motion will be emphasized. All topics and concepts are valid, including outside interests or concerns you may have. Cameras, crayons, clay, Premiere, paint, Final Cut, chromakeying, Motion, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Garageband, Logic/no logic are among the tools we will be using.



Course Outline


Session 1: INTRODUCTION
Tuesday 4 Oct / 8 Nov
Screenings of animated work. We will see examples of animated work, have a look at software and discuss stop-motion techniques. We make animated GIF’s as homework.

Session 2: SOFTWARE AND GIF LOOK-SEE
Tuesday 11 Oct / 15 Nov
Discussion of storyboards and further screenings.

Session 3: WORK!
Tuesday 18 Oct / 22 Nov

Session 4: FINAL SESSION
Tuesday 25 Oct / 29 Nov
Final session; finishing off animation, Discussion.